Candice Marie Benbow

Candice Marie Benbow (born 1981) is a Christian theologian.


  • 5 Jul 2017 — 1“I'm glad you've grown and are finding your way. But how am I supposed to celebrate growth that happened at my expense? What am I to make of a ...
  • It’s an open letter to toxic lovers and the baggage left over when unloving, unhealthy and uneven relationships end. For Black women, relationships often come at the expense of their own well-being. “We pay with our bodies,” Benbow writes. “Sometimes our lives. And even in that trauma, we still find ways to sow deeper into the love we have for you, hoping it will get better.”
  • 1 Nov 2023 — Knowing I'd willingly accept responsibility if it meant starting over. But we're never supposed to say that out loud. It betrays all nouveau ..
  • 7 Feb 2022 — And God is not this petty man that is waiting for me to…that always knew I was gonna mess up this way and is withholding certain things for me, ...
  • So I am the daily help. Educational, what is my title? My boss is probably gonna listen to me. I am the daily lifestyle education and health writer at the grill, which is a black media news, space. And I so I do that my podcast actually will have a podcast with them. And that will drop soon. And other than that I am as a theologian, the work that I do is I work with churches and nonprofit organizations to really think about bit more critically about issues of gender, equity and faith. And what it means to think much more broadly and much more intentionally about our faith lives and how it intersects with the other work that we need to do in the world to bring about change.
  • Jun 6, 2019 - “Folks be having issues with you they concocted in their own hearts and minds. Let them have that and go on with your magical ..
  • “Many women I met during my time in the academy were very good to me. But in the wake of everything I lost, I wanted to reclaim parts of me with some semblance of wholeness before everything was burned in the fire. To do that, I needed to reconnect with people who knew me before I began chasing whatever success I thought I'd find being an acclaimed Womanist scholar. I need the people who knew me when my dreams were big, and my spirit and heart were unbroken.”
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